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Catch-22
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Soon to be a major TV series on Channel 4 and Hulu, starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie
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The Wish Child
The Wish Child Catherine Chidgey
A dark and terrifying portrayal of the way two ordinary German children – Siggi and Erich – are drawn into the Nazi dream of a perfect nation
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Parade's End
Parade's End Ford Madox Ford
Ford's great masterpiece set in the First World War, now in Penguin Black Classics with an introduction by Julian Barnes.
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Fobbit
Fobbit David Abrams
'The Iraq War’s answer to Catch-22' Publisher's Weekly
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Attack Alarm
Attack Alarm Hammond Innes
A thriller set against the unforgettable summer of 1940, the finest hour of the British Air Forces
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Void Star
Void Star Zachary Mason
A riveting, beautifully written, fugue-like novel of artificial intelligence, memory, violence and mortality
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Death Zones
Death Zones Simon Pasternak
Violence, greed and betrayal await detective Heinrich Hoffmann as he investigates the murder of a German General
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War Stories
War Stories Sebastian Faulks
A unique anthology that brings together the best fictional writing about war in the last century
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Neverhome
Neverhome Laird Hunt
'A beguiling and evocative story about love and loss, duty and deceit... Neverhome took me on a journey so thoroughly engrossed that there were times the pages seemed to turn themselves.' KEVIN POWERS, author of The Yellow Birds
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August 1914
August 1914 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
An epic war story from Solzhenitsyn - the great 20th century Russian writer who served eight years in the labour camps for his work
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Spoils
Spoils Brian Van Reet
A fast-paced, hard-hitting account of eight weeks in the lives of a soldier and her captor forces us to reconsider the simplistic narratives spun by those in power.
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Life And Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
Life And Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series) Vasily Grossman
The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history
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The Seed and the Sower
The Seed and the Sower Laurens Van Der Post
This is war as experienced in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java in 1942, but, above all, war as experienced in the company of the prisoners and oppressors.
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The Rules Of Perspective
The Rules Of Perspective Adam Thorpe
Sixty years on: a great novel about the end of World War II - an acclaimed, riveting and moving masterpiece.
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Mansfield
Mansfield C. K. Stead
'A vivid and engrossing historical novel' Daily Telegraph
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The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America Philip Roth
The startling bestseller by Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth.
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The Fearless Man
The Fearless Man Donald Pfarrer
Destined to become a classic, an excruciatingly realistic story of a marine captain as he descends into the maelstrom of infantry combat in Vietnam.
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Burma Boy
Burma Boy Biyi Bandele
An intense, moving and funny tale of African soldiers in World War II, the first novel to bring narrative light to this neglected history.
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Touch the Water, Touch the Wind
Touch the Water, Touch the Wind Amos Oz
'Beautiful and evocative' Daily Telegraph
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Day
Day A.L. Kennedy
A magnificent novel about war by one of the finest living British writers
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All Our Worldly Goods
All Our Worldly Goods Irène Némirovsky
Reads like prequel to Suite Française, but is a perfect novel in its own right - a gripping story of family life, of money and love, set against the backdrop of France in two terrible world wars.
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